HP has begun accepting orders for its Dev One, a laptop computer developed in collaboration with System76 that comes with Pop!_OS Linux preinstalled as an alternative of Windows. It’s a reasonably highly effective machine, based mostly on its listing of specs, and is meant for builders. The system additionally sports activities a keyboard that is been tuned for Linux. More on that in a second.
Starting with the core specs, the Dev One is constructed round an AMD Ryzen 7 Pro 5850U processor, which is an 8-core/16-thread Zen 3 chip clocked at 1.9GHz (base) to 4.4GHz (max increase), with 16MB of L3 cache. It additionally incorporates a pair of SO-DIMM slots populated with 16GB of DDR4-3200 RAM, a 1TB PCIe SSD, and a 14-inch show with a 1920×1080 decision and 1,000 nits brightness.
Ports and connectors embody two USB Type-C ports (10Gbps, DisplayPort 1.4), two USB Type-A ports (5Gbps, one with charging assist), a 3.5mm headphone/microphone combo jack, and an HDMI 2.0 output.
Regarding the keyboard, it is a backlit plank that is additionally spill-resistant. It has an built-in Linux Super key to hurry by frequent duties, and the Linux connection extends to the trackpad as nicely, with Pop!_OS providing multi-gesture assist.
“System76 is thrilled to work with HP to advance open source and bring the Linux desktop to a much wider audience,” mentioned System76 CEO Carl Richell. “By bringing together our engineering, marketing, and customer support, System76 with HP are introducing HP Dev One to combine powerful hardware with optimized Pop!_OS for the app dev community.”
Curiously, at the present time of working from residence and Zoom conferences, HP opted for a 720p webcam as an alternative of 1080p. Though to be honest, it in all probability would not matter an entire lot, with the emphasis being on Linux growth. HP additionally went last-gen with its wi-fi connectivity, although, outfitting the Dev One with Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) as an alternative of Wi-Fi 6/6E, and Bluetooth 5.
Still, it is an intriguing laptop computer. For these , the Dev One is on the market now within the US direct from HP for $1,099.